DETAILS

A NEW PLAY BY A LEADING VOICE IN AMERICAN DRAMA

In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the “Chinese Lady.”

Over the next several decades, she performed in a side show that both defined and challenged her own view of herself as she witnessed stunning transformation in the US. Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh unearths hidden history and questions the way we look at ourselves and others.

 
May Adrales on The Chinese Lady

ARTISTS


Lloyd Suh
Playwright


May Adrales
Director

 

Izumi Inaba
Costume Design

Frank Honts
Casting Director

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EVENTS

PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth
A pre-show conversation with a cast member. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.
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THU
FEB 21

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

FRI
FEB 22
9:30-10PM

PANEL DISCUSSION – Power & Money & Sideshows
Quadracci Powerhouse / Facebook Live
Reflect on the contemporary implications of sideshows for marginalized communities during this moderated post-show conversation. Learn more

 

MON
FEB 25
5:30-7:30PM

COMMUNITY DINNER – Power & Money & Dumplings & Dialogue
Chinese Christian Church of Milwaukee • $10 Admission
Learn to cook Chinese dumplings, explore the history of Chinese food in the United States, and sit down to dinner for a Fortune Cookie-guided discussion about cultural appropriation and appreciation. Learn more

 

THU
FEB 28
7:00PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

THU
FEB 28

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

THU
MAR 7
7:30PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

THU
MAR 7

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

TUE
MAR 12
9-9:30PM

PANEL DISCUSSION – Power & Money & Orientalism
Stiemke Studio / Facebook Live
Hear from a panel of experts as they reflect upon Orientalism in the West and its impact both in the United States and abroad. Learn more

 

THU
MAR 14

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

VIDEOS

 
 

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February 13 – March 24, 2019
Stiemke Studio
by Lloyd Suh 
Directed by May Adrales

 

A JOHN (JACK) D. LEWIS NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PRODUCTION

THE STIEMKE STUDIO SEASON IS PRESENTED BY ED SEABERG & PATRICK SMITH
AND FOUR-FOUR FOUNDATION, INC.

Executive Producers
Mara & Craig Swan

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